Nutrition Intervention In Sick Pediatric Patients

Program Date: 12 February 2020
Publication Date: 30 April 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll review modalities of nutrition interventions for the sick child; discuss types of formula and indications for their use; explain how to select site, route and mode for oral/enteral nutrition; and indicate the most common complications. Originally presented at the 2020 Growth Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.

Course Objectives:

  • Review modalities of nutrition interventions for the sick child.
  • Present types of formulas and indications for their use.
  • Discuss how to select site, route and mode for oral/enteral nutrition.
  • Indicate the most common complications of nutrition interventions in the sick child.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5000, 5010, 5070, 5440
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.1
  • Run Time: 42

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Sanja Kolaček, MD, MSc, PhD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Children's Hospital Zagreb

Sanja Kolaček finished University of Zagreb Medical School, where she also received her MSc and PhD degrees. Following her training in Paediatrics, she was trained in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at various institutions, among which were also the Children's Hospital Birmingham, Liver Unit at the King's College Hospital London and the Endoscopy Unit of the Gastroenterology Department at the Academish Medisch Centrum Amsterdam. In 2008 she was appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at the Zagreb University Medical School. Within ESPGHAN, prof. Kolaček is the current ESPGHAN President, elected at 2018. Previously, she served as the Secretary General, was/is an active member of the Working groups for IBD, Acute diarrhea, and Pre/Probiotics, and for two terms was member of the Committee of Nutrition. She is/was also serving in different ruling and educational bodies of the ECCO, ESPEN, UEG and in various Croatian medical associations. Her editorial activities include being Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (JPGN), and membership of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. Her main clinical interests include chronic enteropathies and chronic intestinal failure, clinical nutrition and nutrition of healthy infants, while her present research activities are in the field of IBD, Coeliac disease, Probiotics and Disease-related malnutrition. Professor Kolaček has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has written many book chapters and edited several textbooks, mainly in the field of paediatric nutrition and gastroenterology.


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